Our Mission

Book Place Hours:

Tuesday -  Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

1608 Grant Ave. at 7th Street, Novato

(415) 209 0212

  • focus public attention on and generate community support for library services, facilities, and other needs

  • expand opportunities for the education and well-being of the community

  • encourage literacy

  • assist in obtaining financial support for the library

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 group of volunteers dedicated to making our library system and its programs the best they can be. Anyone who enjoys the pleasure of a good book or the myriad of benefits and services of the library should be a friend. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7098721.

The Friends Endorse Measure B for Libraries

 Measure B will:

  • Keep library branches from being closed

  • Repair leaking roofs, siding, and replace deteriorating foundations and HVAC systems

  • Increase book and ebook collections

  • Maintain library services for seniors, residents with disabilities and families

  • Maintain library hours and 24/7 online library access


For more information and to endorse, have a lawn sign, or volunteer, visit the website:



Children's Book Sale!

We’re having a sale on all Kids’ books, beginning Tuesday, September 13. Take 1/2 off ALL children’s books for all ages and reading levels, excluding Teen books.

We’re open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am-3pm.  Shop early for best selection. Sale ends September 30. Tell your friends, neighbors, and teachers! 

Make a difference.. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7098721 and AmazonSmile will donate to Friends of the Marin County Free Library, at no cost to you.


 The Book Place is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 3pm.
Donations accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
ONLY 10am-3pm.


Book Donation Info

We are always in need of gently-used materials to keep our selection fresh. We are in particular need of the non-Fiction categories: History, Biography, Military, Science, etc. However, we ask that you check the Donations Guidelines before packing your donation, as many categories have limits (such as, nothing published more than 5 years ago). We accept donations on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am-3pm, at our large rollup door behind the store. Pull into the parking lot and look for us, where we’ll quickly screen your donation and provide a receipt if you like. If you are donating more than 2-3 bags/boxes, please phone ahead (415-209-0212) to check if we have room to take your donation, or if you have questions about anything you wish to donate. Thanks in advance!